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By Lance Winslow: Speeding is illegal, yet we sell racing
motorcycles and cars which are so powerful and look so
intimidating that a police man could write the owner a ticket even
if it were parked. Take today’s crotch rocket, nearly all of
these motorcycles can barely get out of second or third gear going
sixty miles per hour.
HOSTS SOUND SYMPOSIUM
The symposium was held on December 12, not November 12 as
Nearly three dozen individuals representing user groups,
manufacturers and the aftermarket industry attended an AMA-hosted
symposium in Southern California on Wednesday, December 12 to
discuss sound-related issues facing the motorcycle industry.
American Motorcyclist Association announced today that more than
100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have co-sponsored
a bill that would end health insurance discrimination against
motorcyclists and others who participate in legal recreational
activities or use their motorcycles for transportation.
ATVs at any Level
Mitch Johnson: Those of you who enjoy riding all terrain vehicles
as a sport know the wide spread competition among ATV racers. Some
ATVers race their quads recreationally amongst their friends and
others are much more serious racers. The serious ATV riders
compete in races around the United States, some even around the
world. These racers are most likely amateur or professional grade,
meaning ATV racing is their life.
DIFFERENT BY DESIGN
By Cindy Quick Wilson: If
you have any preconceived notions about what inspires and
motivates a talented and hugely successful custom motorcycle
builder, you would probably be wrong when it comes to Cyril Huze.
You might assume artistic vision to be a necessary element, but as
for being philosophical—not so much.
By Andrew Green: Do I have to face dirt bike jumps? If you ever
want to ride on a motocross track you are going to have to learn
to beat the dirt bike jumps. At first they are a very daunting
affair, and riding at them with any pace seems almost suicidal but
to get anywhere in dirt bike racing you need to face them and you
need to beat them otherwise you won’t get anywhere and you
won’t have any success.
By Andrew Green: What’s so good about dirt bike racing? The
adrenalin is flowing, heart beat racing and blood pumping; the
dirt bike racing is about to begin. As far as adrenalin fuelled
sports go, you don’t get much more action packed than dirt bike
racing. It’s fast, and to coin a well-used phrase, it’s
furious. People from age 4 to age 64 love the thrill and regularly
take part in dirt bike racing.
By Andrew Green: Who needs to consider dirt bike safety? Dirt bike
safety is something that absolutely every rider and possible rider
must consider before getting on a bike every time. The massive
rise in popularity of dirt bikes, ATVs and motocross bikes has
meant that is now possible to do courses in dirt bike safety, and
if you are a new rider considering taking up the sport or you are
looking into it for your children then you should seriously
consider taking part in one of these courses.
Trends in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes
by Warren Woodward, Chair, State Legislative Committee Street
Recent Trends in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes:
An Update ( http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2006/810606.pdf
) is 72 pages of charts and analysis from The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) based on the 10 years from
1995 to 2004. It should have been called Fabricating Trends in
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes. Here's why: